EXTENDED ESSAY CREDIT: 1.00
The extended essay is an independent, research project usually chosen in the area of one of the student’s six subjects. The essay challenges the student to gain knowledge and explore a research question beyond the scope of the IB syllabus for that particular subject. Assessment of the essay is based upon the process of engaging in personal research, whether the ideas, analysis, and critique are communicated in a coherent and logical manner as well as the overall presentation of the paper. In addition, each subject outlines it's own specific criteria. Grades are awarded according to the following scale:
Restrictions: Class estimate:0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB BIOLOGY SL/HL I&II CREDIT: 1.00
Biologists have accumulated huge amounts of information about living organisms and it would be easy to confuse students by teaching large numbers of seemingly unrelated facts. In DP biology, it is hoped that students will acquire a limited body of facts and at the same time develop a broad, general understanding of the principles of the subject. Although the DP biology courses at standard level (SL) and higher level (HL) have been written as a series of discrete statements (for assessment purposes), there are four basic biological concepts that run throughout.
Restrictions: Class estimate:0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB ECONOMICS SL/HL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
Economics is designed to develop within the student disciplined economic reasoning skills; an ability to apply tools of economic analysis to situations and data, and to explain the findings clearly; an understanding of how individuals and societies organize themselves in the pursuit of economic objectives; and ability to evaluate economic theories, concepts, situations and data in a way which is considered rational and unprejudiced; and international perspectives which feature a tolerance and understanding of the diversity of economic realities in which individuals and societies function. The four compulsory parts of the syllabus are resource allocation; national income analysis; international trade; and economic growth and development, give students at both levels exposure to both macro and microeconomics.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20
IB CHEMISTRY SL/HL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is called the central science as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. This is an interactive course that readily relates chemistry with other sciences in general. IB Chemistry course is available at both standard and higher level and therefore accommodates students who wish to study science in higher education and those who do not.
Restrictions: Class estimate:0
IB ENGLISH A1 SL/HL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
This honors English course is the first year of the IB Language A1 English program. It is a prerequisite for students who plan to take the second year course and sit either the Standard Level or the Higher Level Language A1 English examination in their senior year. This course also prepares students in the skills required for the Advanced Placement (AP) English examination. The course is open to juniors and seniors; admittance is based on the current English teacher's recommendation. Through studying classical and modern works, students explore the contemporary relevance of the classics. Texts are chosen from those originally written in English, as well as world literature in translation, and include dramas from ancient Greece to modern theater, novels, and poetry. The course focuses on in-depth discussion of the texts, as well as the development of precise writing skills.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20
IB ENGLISH A2 SL/HL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
English A2 is a two-year language/literature course. This course is designed for students who are competent speakers of English, but not native speakers. Students will master vocabulary and grammar and learn how to use the target language accurately. The aim of the course is to encourage students to pursue their studies in the field of linguistics and develop a variety of English skills through the study of a wide range of texts, as well as to promote an appreciation of the subtleties of the language. At the end of the course, students will be able to express their original ideas with clarity, coherence, conciseness, precision, and fluency in both written and oral communication. Students will be assessed both internally and externally for their work. The course will cover two literary and one cultural option.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20
IB GERMAN I & II (AB INITIO- ASSUMES NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN) CREDIT: 1.00
The aim of this course is to develop the listening, writing, reading and speaking skills of the students through communicative activities, grammar and reading of different types of texts, to promote the knowledge of the German language and culture and to enhance the awareness and understanding of its cultural context. It emphasizes communication and comprehension skills whilst introducing basic grammatical and syntactical structures. A variety of individual, paired, and group activities that reflect the everyday use of Italian in various situations are employed in order to develop the communication skills of the students. This course is interactive and focused on the learner’s participation.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20
IB GERMAN SL/HL I & II (B LANGUAGE) CREDIT: 1.00
The course is designed to develop the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of the students through broader communicative activities, grammar and reading different types of texts. German culture and civilization will be learned through different types of magazine articles, videos and internet resources. Individual paired and group work will be applied in the classes and the course will primarily have interactive component.
Restrictions: Class estimate:0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB ITALIAN SL I & II (AB INITIO- ASSUMES NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN) CREDIT: 1.00
The aim of this course is to develop the listening, writing, reading and speaking skills of the students through communicative activities, grammar and reading of different types of texts, to promote the knowledge of the Italian language and culture and to enhance the awareness and understanding of its cultural context. It emphasizes communication and comprehension skills whilst introducing basic grammatical and syntactical structures. A variety of individual, paired, and group activities that reflect the everyday use of Italian in various situations are employed in order to develop the communication skills of the students. This course is interactive and focused on the learner’s participation.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20
IB ITALIAN SL/HL I & II (B LANGUAGE) CREDIT: 1.00
This course focuses on broadening and deepening comprehension and communication skills through readings and discussions. Students are expected to continue developing listening, writing, reading and speaking skills since the course promotes vocabulary acquisition, exercises and activities in context, classroom interaction and cultural information about Italy.
Restrictions: Class estimate:0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB MACEDONIAN A SL/HL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
The IB MACEDONIAN A: Literature course is focused on developing an understanding of the relations between the literature as an art form and our conceptions, interpretations, and experiences in our lives. Through the study of literature as an expression of human creativity, students are encouraged to develop their independent, original and critical thinking skills. They learn to appreciate different forms of imagination in the literary works and gain insightfulness in their analysis and interpretation. The literary works are studied with regards to their literary and cultural context, through close reading, oral and written interpretation and critical approach. Throughout the course, students are introduced to variety of works from Macedonian and world literature, which reflects the philosophy of the IB Program, and its aim of building intercultural relations and understanding
Restrictions: Class estimate:20 Pre-requisite(s): Macedonian 10 and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11 and 12
IB MATH HL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
This course is a continuation of the IB Math SL/HL I. The included topics are: Statistics and Probability (organizing data, measures of central tendency, distribution, probability), Calculus (limits, derivatives, integrals, their applications), Sets, relations, groups, logic and discrete mathematics (only for the HL). The portfolio serves as the internal assessment component, and is an integral part of the course. A graphing calculator is required.
Restrictions: Class estimate:0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB MATH SL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
This course is designed for the students who possess solid knowledge of various mathematical concepts, and have mastered the skills, techniques and strategies needed for solving algebraic problems correctly. It is recommended for those who will have mathematics as a major component of their university studies. Topics included are: Algebra (real and complex numbers, sequences and series), Functions and Equations (quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and polynomial functions of higher degree), Circular Functions and Trigonometry (right triangle, unit circle, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations), Matrices and Vectors. The portfolio serves as the internal assessment component and is an integral part of the course.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20
IB MATH STUDIES I & II CREDIT: 1.00
Mathematical Studies, available as a standard level (SL) subject only, caters to students with varied backgrounds and abilities. This course is designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation for mathematics in students who do not anticipate a need for further mathematics in their future studies. Students embarking on this course need to be equipped with fundamental skills and a rudimentary knowledge of basic processes. The Internal Assessment project provides an opportunity for the student to undertake an investigation of a mathematical nature in the context of another subject in the curriculum, a hobby or interest of his/her choice using skills learned before and during the mathematical studies course. This course is not recommended for students who prefer the science track. A graphing calculator is required.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20
IB PHILOSOPHY SL/HL I & II CREDIT: 1.00
This two year philosophy course introducing the students to the core philosophical theme, of what is the essence of being human. This theme will be explored through philosophical topics of Mind and Body and The Human Condition, and the students will establish the fundamental philosophical perspective (seeing the world in totality) through the study of philosophical disciplines:
Restrictions: Class estimate: 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB PHYSICS SL/HL I CREDIT: 1.00
IB Physics SL/HL: This course is designed for students to explore the study of matter and energy and the relationships between them through theory and experimentation. Over a two-year academic period, students obtain a comprehensive foundation of the core topics of physical measurement, mechanics, thermal physics, waves, modern physics, and electricity and magnetism. Additionally they study two of the following optional topics; quantum and nuclear physics, biomedical physics, relativity, astrophysics, optics and the history of physics. A mechanics or an energy extension may also be chosen as an optional topic. Students comprehend, analyze, apply, evaluate and synthesize physics theories and laws and perform scientific investigations that complement one another. Understanding is enhanced through problem solving and laboratory work.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB PHYSICS SL/HL II CREDIT: 1.00
IB Physics SL/HL: This course is designed for students to explore the study of matter and energy and the relationships between them through theory and experimentation. Over a two-year academic period, students obtain a comprehensive foundation of the core topics of physical measurement, mechanics, thermal physics, waves, modern physics, and electricity and magnetism. Additionally they study two of the following optional topics; quantum and nuclear physics, biomedical physics, relativity, astrophysics, optics and the history of physics. A mechanics or an energy extension may also be chosen as an optional topic. Students comprehend, analyze, apply, evaluate and synthesize physics theories and laws and perform scientific investigations that complement one another. Understanding is enhanced through problem solving and laboratory work.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB VISUAL ARTS CREDIT: 1.00
The IB Visual Arts is an advanced art course, designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their aesthetic, imaginative, and creative faculties. It is a two-year sequential course with examination registration required. The course is self-descriptive in that the individual student selects his/her own theme, uses his/her previously acquired art skills, knowledge and experimentations, while several research journals are kept detailing in depth their visual development, explorations and experimentations within an historical, social, and cultural context, using written descriptions and conclusions. Students are both expected to prepare Studio Work and Research Workbooks. The importance of these two parts depends on the level that the student chooses.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20
IB VISUAL ARTS SL/ HL I CREDIT: 1.00
The IB Visual Arts is an advanced art course, designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their aesthetic, imaginative, and creative faculties. It is a two-year sequential course with examination registration required. The course is self-descriptive in that the individual student selects his/her own theme, uses his/her previously acquired art skills, knowledge and experimentations, while several research journals are kept detailing in depth their visual development, explorations and experimentations within an historical, social, and cultural context, using written descriptions and conclusions. Students are both expected to prepare Studio Work and Research Workbooks. The importance of these two parts depends on the level that the student chooses.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE CREDIT: 1.00
Theory of Knowledge is central to the educational philosophy of the IB. It challenges students and their teachers to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing (perception, language, reason, reason and knowledge, emotion), and areas of knowledge (Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Human Sciences, History, The Arts, Ethics), and to consider the role which knowledge plays in a global society. (TOK Guide, IBO, Geneva, 1999).
Restrictions: Class estimate: 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Open to grade(s): 9 Co-enrollment: None
IB ALBANIAN A Lit HL/SL CREDIT: 1.00
The IB Albanian Language A course offers a broad range of texts, where students grow to appreciate the complexity, wealth and subtleties of the language in a variety of contexts. Through each class, students are encouraged and provided tools to develop: a personal appreciation of language and literature, skills in literary criticism using a range of texts from different periods, styles and genres, an understanding of the formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of texts, strong powers of expression, both written and oral, an appreciation of cultural differences in perspective, and an understanding of how language challenges and sustains ways of thinking.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): ALBANIAN 10 and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 11 and 12 Co-enrollment: None
IB Computer Science CREDIT: 1.0
The IB computer science course is a rigorous and practical problem-solving discipline. Two course levels are available, standard level(SL) and higher level(HL) in the duration of two years. Computational thinking lies at the heart of the course and is enhanced with other topics as well. Practical activities such as programming are included; algorithms are represented both with programming language syntax and pseudo-code. Candidates will learn programming skills as a critical element of developing higher-level skills applicable to virtually all fields of study. Four course options are available: databases, modelling and simulation, web science, and object oriented programming, which will allow certain points of interest to be mastered. Practical programming experience will be an essential element of developing higher-level thinking skills; this may be assessed as a part of the internal assessment. The programming language that is going to be used is Java.
Open to grade(s): 11 and 12